HC Deb 29 June 1908 vol 191 c368

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether it is the intention of the Board of Agriculture to urge upon county councils the importance of establishing credit banks for the benefit of honest and deserving applicants whose capital may be regarded by the local authority as inadequate.


The Board recognise the importance of this subject, but county councils have no power to establish credit banks. Work of the kind can be more effectively done by such a body as the Agricultural Organisation Society, to whom the Board hope to be able to make a grant out of the Small Holdings Account for this and other purposes.